Man Utd told to break the bank to sign World-class No.26

Manchester United will reportedly have to fork out £127m to meet Kalidou Koulibaly’s Napoli exit clause when it becomes active in June.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have long-been connected with the towering centre-half and have previously failed in an attempt to sign the 28-year-old.

The 20-times English champions may reignite their pursuit of the Senegal international this summer.

However, Old Trafford senior figures will have to dig deep as both Corriere del Mezzogiorno and Corriere dello Sport and highlighted the valuation the English giants would have to match to sign him.

But it has also been stated Paris Saint-Germain are ready to rival them for Kalidou’s signature.

The Parisians’ chief director Leonardo has reportedly already held negotiations with the player’s agent.

And the Ligue 1 champions are prepared to offer a four-year contract worth £10.2 million a year to bring him to France.

United were understood to be the favourites in the race for the defender, but now it looks like they will have to fight off a host of Europe’s elite clubs come the end of the season.

Struggling Partenopei could be forced to sell their prized asset if the club fail to secure Europa League football, which looks highly-likely at present with the club currently 11th in Serie A.

Ole will renew his effort to land the ex-Genk man and United bosses are allegedly ready to make Koulibaly their highest-paid player.

And they even claim the legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson spoke directly to the African defender in order to persuade him to come to the Old Trafford in their last effort to sign him.